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Bill O'Reilly Loses It During Gun Control Debate

Kali_Fred Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 2:17 PM
You are confused. The M4 is a carbine length M16 with a 14.5" barrel which shoots a 5.56 mm round with a bullet that weighs from 55-80 or so grains. It does not shoot the 7.62 round whose bullet weighs around 175 grains for sniper purposes. You must mean the M14. You are going to have to be a hell of a marksman to hit well at a 1000 yrds with a M4, and energy at 1000 yards is less than 195 ft/lbs. 600 is stretching it for most folks. At 1500 yards, I'd take the Sharps all day. I might take a some shots, but I'd hit first... If we are talking M14, I'd take it over a Sharps any day. Otherwise, the military would have brought Sharps' out of storage instead of the M14 as a medium distance sniper weapon in Middle East.

Last night on the O'Reilly Factor, the debate between Bill O'Reilly and Rep. Jason Chaffetz got extremely heated after O'Reilly called for Congress to pass a law requiring the registration of all "heavy" weapons to be reported to the FBI because it "makes sense."


First off, if you want to buy a machine gun legally, you can't get one unless you get a special permit from ATF. O'Reilly grossly misstated the facts. You cannot go buy a mortar or a full automatic machine gun at any gun...